Open Book On Location – Episode 2

Crime fiction authors Naomi Hirahara and Gary Phillips in conversation with Les Klinger.

Open Book On Location – Episode 2

Session Description

Crime fiction authors Naomi Hirahara and Gary Phillips join Les Klinger to discuss their writing processes, the world of modern publishing for authors of color, and much more.

Gary Phillips

Gary Phillips

2020 Author

Gary Phillips drew on his years as a community organizer to write Violent Spring, the first mystery novel set in the aftermath of the ’92 Rodney King riots. Since then he has written various other novels, novellas, short stories, comics, edited anthologies such as the Anthony award-winning the Obama Inheritance: Fifteen Stories of Conspiracy Noir, and was a staff writer on Snowfall, an FX show about crack and the CIA in 1980s South Central where he grew up. Currently he has a short story in Three Room Press’ anthology The Faking of the President: Nineteen Stories of White House Noir, “Y2 Effin’ K.”

Leslie S. Klinger

Leslie S. Klinger

2018 Author & 2020 Moderator

Leslie S. Klinger is considered to be one of the world’s foremost authorities on the history of crime writing. Klinger’s work has received numerous awards and nominations, including the Edgar® for Best Critical-Biographical Book in 2005 for The New Annotated Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Short Stories and the Edgar for Best Critical-Biographical Book in 2019 for Classic American Crime Fiction of the 1920s, and he is the editor of the Library of Congress Crime Classics series, published by Poisoned Pen Press, an imprint of Sourcebooks, and the Library of Congress.

Produced in partnership with the Altadena Library District

Produced in partnership with the Altadena Library District

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